Another Attack On The CBD Industry And Its Consumer
This week seen the ‘Daily Mail’ publish an article stating that Watchdogs were planning to ban the sales of all CBD Oils derived from Cannabis, and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) was going to ask all local authorities to remove these products from stores and websites country wide.
Why are they planning on banning it?
The European and British FSA wants to classify cannabidiol (CBD) oil as a Novel Food. Ok, so whats a novel food? Well, novel foods are foods which have not been widely consumed by people in the EU before May 1997. This means that the foods don’t have a ‘history of consumption’.
History of consumption? Cannabis has only been around for the last 12,000 years and has significant history of consumption as a food and also a medicine. Cannabis has even been passed off as SAFE by The World Health Organisation. Click here to see report
As you are probably aware, for a short time this sent some panic through the industry and its consumers, but this isn’t a new thing for us, back in 2016 the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MRHA) launched a similar attack. The industry was quick to respond and Peter Reynolds along with his team at CLEAR, Cannabis Law Reform stepped in to stop this and the MHRA soon backed off.
The same happened this time! CannaPro, which is the trade association for the UK’s cannabis, CBD and hemp businesses and also headed by Peter and his team at CLEAR have stepped in and along with some of the biggest names in the industry are helping to resolve the issue.
So we’re not really to worried about at this time as the industry and its consumers are in good hands.
Its at times like these where EVERYONE, small businesses and big businesses pull together and fight back, making it, in my eyes, the best industry to be in.
Bnatural will always be open and honest with its customers, hence the reason for this blog. We will continue to keep you up to date with all of whats going on, where we can.
Some Key Points and Guidance from Peter Reynolds
Don’t panic. If you’re using CBD it will continue to be available. You might find it easier to buy it online in future.
Don’t panic. If you’re a CBD business, the future remains bright, you should be used to a few obstacles in your path